Showing posts from August, 2013

Social: (Why?)

Why should Christians be SOCIAL ? The Christian experience doesn't stop at salvation! This past month in our youth ministry we have been focusing on the idea of Infinity. You know that idea that something can go on for like ever? On our final night we talked about the fact that we get a finite amount of time to make an infinite impact on our "neighbors" lives. Essentially it goes like this:  Jesus isn't the finish line, He is the centerpiece. It seems like some Christians treat salvation as the end game. That's really not how it works. I mean God changes us now, there's work to do NOW!! If Jesus had said Love your God and ignore your neighbor, sure delete that facebook account now!   Jesus said:  “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.   And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on

Life with God

Hello, It's been a hot minute since I've updated the ministry journal. Lets jump right into it then. :) Kari and I settled into our new house. We love owning a home and we absolutely love living in Franklin. We did indeed get a little puppy who is growing bigger and bigger everyday. I have grown to love him in a father puppy sort of way. One major change for us was the massive church switch this summer. We had been praying for months about the whole situation. It was definitely the hardest decision I have ever had to make. There is so much that goes along with quitting your job as a youth pastor. The hardest part is obviously having to tell your teens goodbye. There have been other issues though. We had to figure out how to replace the income so that we could afford to pay the bills, especially since I am starting classes this fall. Yup I'm finishing up that degree in case you were wondering if I would ever try to finish it. Most people I run into just assume I h


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Our Time at Franklin Community

Last month we had our last day at Franklin Community of Faith Church of the Nazarene. I wanted to use this blog to throw up some pics and videos so that we will never forget our time at this awesome church with these amazing teens! It truly has been a blessing for Kari and I to have been a part of what God has done in the two and a half years at Franklin. We have moved on to a new church but we will never forget!!! I will always love my former students from Franklin Nazarene. GOODBYE!!!!!!!! Our Inter-generational Service... So Much Fun having Teens-Old Folk all worshiping together. Our Trip To Laser Quest Worship On Our Last Retreat Together Fun Times @ Fall Creek Falls Our Lock-In Jeffery, Ashley, Megan, Marisa and Taylor at Church Our Broken Series.... We Did This Van Ride... We had a blast. Wednesday Night Challenge Kari, Taylor and Megan Flamingoing Megan, Taylor, Ashley and Marisa Flamingo Halloween at Chelli's The Garde